George “Buddy” Moore, 21, of 41 Foundry St. in South Easton was ordered held without bail Friday in Attleboro District Court after Thursday night’s robbery of North Easton Savings Bank in Mansfield.
George “Buddy” Moore, 21, of 41 Foundry St. in South Easton was ordered held without bail Friday in Attleboro District Court, charged with one count of unarmed robbery after Thursday night’s robbery at North Easton Savings Bank in Mansfield.
Moore’s alleged accomplice, David Semenza, 20, also of Easton, was shot and killed by Mansfield police after a brief standoff at the intersection of School and Spring streets in Mansfield.
According to statements made during the arraignment, Semenza entered the bank and passed the teller a note. The teller then relinquished $4,669 to Semenza, who left the scene in his red Ford Explorer, driven by Moore.
Police apprehended the pair less than a mile from the bank, where Moore surrendered to police, and police shot Semenza.
No weapons were shown in the robbery at the bank.
In court Friday, Moore’s attorney, Daniel Rich, said his client knew nothing about the robbery until after it had happened and he saw Semenza with the cash.
“I don’t believe he sped away from the bank. As soon as the police were behind him he said he pulled right over. Every command they gave he obeyed,” Rich told news crews outside of the courthouse.
Gregg Miliote, director of communications for the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, issued a statement saying Moore also had his bail revoked on three open cases out of Taunton District Court on Friday.
Moore is charged with breaking and entering during the nighttime for a felony in a 2007 case. He is also charged with 20 counts of breaking and entering into a boat/vehicle during the nighttime for a felony, six counts of larceny over $250 and one count of vandalizing property in a second 2007 case.
Finally, he is charged with breaking and entering during the nighttime for a felony, larceny under $250, possession of a class E drug and possession of a class D drug in a September 2007 incident.
Assistant District Attorney Steve Butts handled the arraignment for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Moore is due back in court May 27.
Easton Deputy Police Chief Allen Krajcik said Moore was well known to the department. He said Moore also has charges from West Bridgewater and Stoughton police.
Krajick refused to comment on Semenza.
Tom Duble, president and CEO of North Easton Savings Bank, praised the Mansfield police for their quick response and handling of the incident and praised his staff for following procedures put in place for attempted robbery incidents. The Mansfield branch was open for regular business hours on Friday.
Staff photographer Mike Cohea also contributed to this report.